53 min

Colleen Callander // People with purpose + passion = profit Seize the Yay

    • Society & Culture

I hope you enjoyed our Power Your Inner Runner podcast series, it was such a pleasure to create and I've loved seeing all of your learnings and reflections. I did have the second miniseries of the year ready for #yaysofourlives this week, but it's been pushed back slightly to align with some official announcements relating to the guests, so it's back to your regular scheduling for now but keep your ears peeled.

Today's guest is one of those people that I feel so lucky to be able to share with you because a one on one session with such a trail-blazing industry leader is so highly coveted, so we're very lucky to have her on the show. If you haven't heard of Colleen Callander, you've definitely encountered her work through 20 years across iconic brands Sussan and Sportsgirl, 13 of which she was in the top spot as CEO. You might assume she was a born leader with her sights set on something like an MBA to work her way to the top, but Colleen is all the more fascinating for not having finished school at all and starting as a retail assistant on the floor at Just Jeans. I also love how she perceives leadership as a lifestyle choice rather than something intrinsic that you have to be born with - you don't have to be an extrovert or even in a senior position to be a leader, you can work hard and speak through your results and she certainly has done so.

There's also some very useful reflections on burnout leading to three months away from work altogether touching on all our favourite themes of unravelling our identity from productivity and achievement. And of course, then the bold choice to step away from the dream job when it starts to become a comfort zone to embark on a new chapter and restart as a beginner. Colleen is such a delight to learn from and I hope you guys get as much out of our chat as I did.

+ Follow Colleen here
+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah
+ Join our Facebook community here
+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!

I hope you enjoyed our Power Your Inner Runner podcast series, it was such a pleasure to create and I've loved seeing all of your learnings and reflections. I did have the second miniseries of the year ready for #yaysofourlives this week, but it's been pushed back slightly to align with some official announcements relating to the guests, so it's back to your regular scheduling for now but keep your ears peeled.

Today's guest is one of those people that I feel so lucky to be able to share with you because a one on one session with such a trail-blazing industry leader is so highly coveted, so we're very lucky to have her on the show. If you haven't heard of Colleen Callander, you've definitely encountered her work through 20 years across iconic brands Sussan and Sportsgirl, 13 of which she was in the top spot as CEO. You might assume she was a born leader with her sights set on something like an MBA to work her way to the top, but Colleen is all the more fascinating for not having finished school at all and starting as a retail assistant on the floor at Just Jeans. I also love how she perceives leadership as a lifestyle choice rather than something intrinsic that you have to be born with - you don't have to be an extrovert or even in a senior position to be a leader, you can work hard and speak through your results and she certainly has done so.

There's also some very useful reflections on burnout leading to three months away from work altogether touching on all our favourite themes of unravelling our identity from productivity and achievement. And of course, then the bold choice to step away from the dream job when it starts to become a comfort zone to embark on a new chapter and restart as a beginner. Colleen is such a delight to learn from and I hope you guys get as much out of our chat as I did.

+ Follow Colleen here
+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah
+ Join our Facebook community here
+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!

53 min

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